From 19 October 2021 to 20 March 2022, the Musée Marmottan Monet is hosting the first exhibition ever dedicated to Julie Manet (1878-1966). Over one hundred works are on display, featuring paintings, sculptures, pastels, watercolours, and engravings, from museums all around the world, as well as private collections, including many pieces presented to the public for the first time. All serve to retrace the life of Julie Manet, the only daughter of the first female Impressionist artist Berthe Morisot, and niece of illustrious painter Édouard Manet. The aim of the exhibition is not only to evoke Julie Manet’s childhood amongst the Impressionists but also to lift the veil on her own private life and showcase the love of art that she inherited. The exhibition presents the extraordinary collection that she amassed with her husband, Ernest Rouart, and highlights that which was her life’s mission: to ensure that her mother and uncle gained the recognition they deserved.
In order to retrace eight decades of a truly remarkable life and reveal its many facets, the exhibition extends beyond the spaces usually dedicated to temporary events and takes up residence in the Rouart Galleries located on the first floor, endowing the exhibition with an unprecedented scale.